'Captain America: Civil War' New Black Panther Images & Character Details

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

Yesterday Black Panther appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly with Captain America and Iron Man, and today we have some official images and a little bit of details on the character Black Panther and actor Chadwick Boseman discusses his role as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War.

For the uninitiated, Black Panther, whose real name is T’Challa, is a prince from the fictional African nation of Wakanda, a technologically advanced nation that’s home to the world’s largest natural supply of vibranium — the same malleable-yet-indestructible metal that comprises Cap’s shield. Black Panther is not just a badass secret identity; in the comics it is a title passed down through the generations of rulers.
— EW

One of the producer's of the film Nate Moore describes Black Panther's situation within the film, "whose side he is really on":

He’s someone who hasn’t necessarily made up his mind about either side and whose agenda isn’t exactly what Cap’s agenda or what Tony’s agenda is. And I think that brings him into conflict weirdly with both characters at different times in the film. He is the prince of an African nation that has so far stayed very much sort of in the shadows. And eventually the film will draw him and his father out of the shadows.
— Nate Moore

Chadwick Boseman who plays Black Panther in the film discusses the character even more:

He’s definitely not the life of the party in this instance. I think this is something true of the comic book character and the movie. You never quite know where he stands. There’s always a bit of concealing and mystery. So I think mysterious is more his boat. Not to say there’s not charm and he can’t be a ladies’ man and all that. It’s more like if there is humor, it’s more like James Bond.
— Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick goes on to how elaborate on his character's involvement in Captain: Civil War, and why he gets involved kind of:

There definitely is a sort of tradition that he’s torn between, in terms of how things were done in the past and how things need to happen now in this new world. I think there’s perhaps a bit of a maverick there, and then there’s also a need to live up to traditions and his father’s legacy. And not even his father’s legacy, but the entire nation of Wakanda. I think those are the things you will see.
— Chadwick Boseman

Sounds like Black Panther may become my new favorite character in the MCU when Captain America: Civil War hits next May.  It will be interesting to say how sizable his role is in the film. He is definitely gonna be a forced to be reckoned and I can't wait to see his solo film.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th, 2016.